If you were in charge, what would you do to make Paramount Senior Living a better place to work?
Try really looking at you buildings - talk to the families and residents and understand what staff members are the valued ones, like you managers before you listen to the bad apples who report to corporate and only tell one story-you might be surprised by how many great caring people you've lost only to leave the ones who like to brush everything under the rug and take credit for others hard work!
I dreaded going- only because of the lazy management i worked with - who liked to say all residents and families just are complainers instead of actually caring about the fact they pay a lot to live there! including how they brush abuse under the rug...because old people fall? it's a shame!
Yearly if they don't let you go a few days before your yearly review to hire younger cheaper employees...that's what your own building ED will let you know, when he's not threatening that anyone who calls corporate or the compliance line he will find a way to get fired...even if they are the hardest working employee there who actually cares about the residents and families!
The most stressful part of working here fall into 2 categories: the first-the disconnect between corporate and building level directives. corporate has one idea and the building ED has his own, but he'd never let you tell corporate that! second-you'll do well if you enjoy even at management level gossiping and talking about your coworkers (yes even the ED does this) instead of actually doing your job and being a REAL team of people who instead of throwing people under the bus, actually do their jobs and care about the residents and families. If management stopped taking criticism of residents/families personally and instead just looked at ways to make it better and the ED stopped feeling that any families or residents who talk to any other manager he needs to stop because then corporate could find out about the real problems and how he hides from them and never follows through with what he says and if he took all the time he used to work at getting rid good people and put that into actually making the building great - this company could thrive! but there is just WAY too much disconnect and WAY too much petty drama and when the one in charge of the building doesn't care and is so toxic but corporate just refuses to see that even though what's one common in all your problems! then this company will never do well. you're better off taking your loved one and your career to a place that supports hard work and truly knows what the phrase, "Team" means!
Sadly they had the potential to be a great company...if only they had better communication, a corporate HR who followed up over complaints and didn't run around telling other people about private matters and who looked out for actual employees, if only they didn't hire petty immature uncaring EDs who play games to make sure they never can look bad and toss out anyone who actually works hard & cares because they make them look bad, if only they talked to the families and residents and made it a better place for them without abuse! and if only they weren't doing so many unethical things - including keeping directors who threaten and intimidate employees that if they speak they will lose their job...it's not if, but when anyone who goes to work here will see that you'll only be good if you lie and like being lazy-when the ED approves it. one ED actually encouraged another manager to not work at all and file a discrimination with corporate because she had did all the work he didn't want too and they didn't promote her - this ED actually bragged about this and talked about how he could make or break someone, he also talked poorly of the managers who worked and cared with other staff - even when caught he laughed about it. you can't go to anyone to voice concerns as none of them care they'll just look to find a way to move you out - no matter how hard you work...save yourself getting attached to those poor residents/families and find a place to work that's not full of high school mind-set behavior kids who probably were the ones who got picked on and no one liked so now they're trying to act like they're so great and powerful that they manage with intimidation and clicks smokers only groups. the more you smoke and slack with them and hide truths the safer your job will be. it's truly a shame - so much potential just wasted with this place!